Trip reference number: AAYLI1

Trip Operator: America As You Like It

Taste of Alabama

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Day 1 Get stuck into the ‘Tastes of Alabama’ at one of Huntsville’s fantastic restaurants! Try the Braised Meyer Ranch beef short ribs at the Cotton Row Restaurant, or check out the exciting entertainment in the downtown area, such as Humphrey’s Bar and Grill. Visit Bridge Street Town Centre which features over 70 shops and restaurants, a lake and park areas. Visit the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, the Earth’s largest space museum featuring a full size Space Shuttle, a Saturn V rocket and the actual Apollo 16 capsule. Go back in time to 1819 by visiting Alabama Constitution Village, the actual site where forty-four delegates gathered to forge the way for Alabama's Statehood. 

Day 3 Stop in Decatur to taste the fabulous Big Bob Gibson's Bar-B-Q – the slow-cooked meats and award-winning sauces have earned it the title of "Best Barbecue Restaurant in Alabama," Birmingham is Alabama's largest city and home to ‘grits, gravy, great culture and gracious folks’. Jazz echoes from downtown nightclubs and the Five Points entertainment district has music of all types as well as great dining. Try baked grits at the Highlands Bar and Grill, pulled pork and cheese biscuits at Jim ‘N Nick’s or Full Moon’s famous half-moon cookies and chow-chow. Visit the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame which pays tribute to Nat King Cole, Duke Ellington and Lionel Hampton. Birmingham’s story of Civil Rights conflict and reconciliation at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute should not be missed. 

Day 5 Montgomery, Alabama's State Capital is the birthplace of both the Civil War and Civil Rights. Enjoy southern favourites at the hot bar at Derk’s Filet & Vine. Find numerous restaurants and live music at the ‘Alley’ entertainment district. If it’s soul food you are searching then Martha’s Place is the place to go for authentic Southern staples, or if you’re dreaming of more barbeque the place to be is Dreamland Bar B Que in downtown Montgomery.  

Day 6 The historic port city of Mobile, one of the oldest cities in America, offers entertainment and relaxation, and boasts the original Mardi Gras which started in 1703 and is still celebrated every year. Mobile features delicious seafood and an array of bars, restaurants and live music venues. Take a trip a few miles down the road to Gulf Shores and Orange Beach which provide 32 miles of pristine white sandy beaches along the Gulf of Mexico. Live bands perform at beachfront bars like the Florabama, Pink Pony Pub and The Hangout.  

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